EBC 4th Annual Connecticut Offshore Wind Conference


Date: September 22, 2023


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Eversource Energy

107 Selden Street
Berlin, CT 06037

A map and link to directions is at the bottom of this page.

This hybrid program will also be hosted on Zoom.

State Pier as a New Regional Hub for the Offshore Wind Industry & Overcoming Economic Head Winds

A must-attend event, the EBC 4th Annual Connecticut Offshore Wind Program includes experts in the offshore wind energy industry responsible for advancing Connecticut’s offshore wind industry.

The State Pier Terminal in the Port of New London is now open for business. Connecticut’s strategic investment in its port infrastructure, complimented by significant private investment, has resulted in the transformation of the Connecticut Port Authority’s State Pier Terminal into the first active East Coast offshore wind marshaling terminal with unobstructed access to the ocean. The terminal is currently supporting the marshaling of turbines for Orsted and Eversource’s South Fork Wind project and will also support marshaling operations for the Revolution Wind and Sunrise Wind projects – totaling more than 1,700 MW of renewable electricity into Connecticut, New York, and Rhode Island. A 2021 study commissioned by the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut estimated that an 800-megawatt offshore wind project deployed from New London could create over 5,000 direct supply chain jobs and over 1,800 indirect jobs across the skill spectrum.

Speakers will report on progress of Connecticut’s existing offshore wind procurements, upcoming solicitations, project development and strategies to harness the potential of the emerging U.S. offshore wind industry.

Speakers will discuss the local supply chain and workforce development requirements necessary to support Revolution Wind, a joint project between Ørsted and Eversource Energy, which will provide 304 MW of renewable electricity for Connecticut (in addition to 400 MW to the State of Rhode Island). On August 22, 2023, the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced its approval of the Revolution Wind project. Located about 15 nautical miles southeast of Point Judith, Rhode Island, the project will be capable of powering nearly 250,000 homes in Connecticut and Rhode Island. The project is expected to create an estimated 1,200 local jobs during the construction phase, including 80-120 at the State Pier Terminal in New London.

Park City Wind project was selected to provide 804 MW of power to Connecticut; however, the developer has experienced financing challenges relating to the accepted terms of their procurement award from Connecticut in 2019 and the subsequent power purchase agreement. Speakers will also address the economic head winds of inflation and offshore wind supply chain constraints that have resulted in significantly higher costs for materials and construction.

In addition to industry-wide financing challenges, permitting complexity has been an ongoing concern for advancing offshore wind energy projects. Recent efforts to create a strategic, collaborative, and comprehensive data sharing strategy for the U.S. offshore wind industry will be presented.

Join the Conference and learn more about how Connecticut is growing the State’s clean energy economy, promoting economic development opportunities, recruiting new businesses, and training the workforce for clean energy jobs.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.0 training contact hours). Certificates are automatically provided via email link for registered attendees at the conclusion of the program.

Additional information can be found under the tabs above.
Conference Agenda:

The State Pier is Here

  • Mark Augur, Co-COO, Gateway Terminal
  • Michael Auseré, Eversource Energy
  • Ulysses Hammond, Executive Director, Connecticut Port Authority

State Policies & Procurements – Past, Present, & Future

  • Bruce Ho, Senior Policy Advisor, Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, State of Connecticut
    Paul Lavoie,
     Chief Manufacturing Officer, State of Connecticut

U.S. Offshore Wind – Observations, Comments and Questions

  • Tony Appleton, Offshore Wind Director, Burns & McDonnell

Integrated Ocean Data Systems as a Keystone for Sustainable Offshore Wind Energy Development

  • Katy Bland, Engagement & Research Associate, Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS)

Developer Updates

  • Paul Murphy, Project / Program Director, Ørsted – virtual speaker
  • Tamika Jacques, Director of Workforce Development and Supply Chain, Avangrid Renewables – virtual speaker
  • Kristin Kelleher, New England Director of Public Affairs, Equinor Renewables

Moderated Discussion

Conference Schedule:
  • 8:30 a.m. – Registration & Networking
  • 9:00 a.m. – Program Begins
  • 12:00 p.m. – Program Adjourns
Conference Planning Team:
  • John Casey, Partner, Robinson & Cole LLP
  • Wayne Cobleigh, Vice President – Client Services, GZA, GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
  • Andrew Lavigne, Clean Economy Program Manager, Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development
  • Michael McMahon, Senior Supply Chain Development Manager, Ørsted Americas

Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

All sponsorships include the following basic benefits:

  • Your company’s logo with link included on the program’s online listing
  • Your company’s logo on printed sponsor sign at the program
  • Your company’s logo included in the program PowerPoint
  • Your company name and link on program thank-you follow-up emails to attendees
  • Showcasing table to display your company services – if requested

$2,000 – Platinum Sponsorship benefits include:

  • Basic Benefits listed above plus
    • Four complimentary registrations for the program

$1,000 – Gold Sponsorship benefits include:

  • Basic Benefits listed above plus
    • Two complimentary registrations for the program

$500 – Silver Sponsorship benefits include:

  • Basic Benefits listed above plus
    • One complimentary registration for the program

$250 – Bronze Sponsorship benefits include:

  • Basic Benefits listed above plus
    • Please note: this sponsor level does not include complimentary registrations for the program
  • All attendees must submit the required health questionnaire while registering for this event.
  • Attendees are encouraged to take an at-home test prior to attending any EBC in-person program.
  • While encouraged, masking is not required.
  • Please do not attend this program if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: a cough, shortness of breath, troubled breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste, or loss of smell.
  • Please do not attend this event if you are testing positive for COVID-19, or have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Have Questions?

If you have any questions about attending this program, please reach out to EBC staff by calling the office (617-505-1818) or via email ([email protected]).

Available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC 4th Annual Connecticut Offshore Wind Conference will be posted to this event page five business days after the conclusion of the conference.

EBC does not guarantee that each speaker presentation will be posted.

Conference Recording

Program recording of any kind is not permitted by outside parties.

Registered Attendees

All registered attendees receive the link to the conference recording five business days after the conclusion of the conference. If you are a registered attendee and did not receive the webinar recording, please contact the EBC office.

EBC Members

The recording is available to EBC Members via the Info Hub. If you are an employee of an EBC Member Company and cannot access the Info Hub, please contact the EBC Office.


Non-Members are welcome to register and pay the Non-Member registration rate to receive access to the recording.

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Eversource Energy

107 Selden Street
Berlin, 06037 United States

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